Round-up: Tarte Metallics Shadows

Tarte Metallics Shadows
Tarte Metallics Shadows

Tarte Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition formula (boo!hiss!) that is available in 11 shades. Each eyeshadow comes in an oversized plastic compact with a clear lid, but the eyeshadow pan is actually removable; the only downside is that the pan itself isn’t labeled, so if you move yours into a freestyle palette system, I would make sure to add labels to the bottoms!

The formula is soft, smooth, slightly dense, and very pigmented; a little went a long way, but it wasn’t so soft that it turned powdery or had a lot of fall out to contend with, though there was a little excess kicked up in the pan. They were very blendable and easy to apply to bare skin, and I didn’t notice a difference in payoff or texture when applied over primer or over bare skin. The formula wore between seven and eight hours for me (no primer). I was pleasantly surprised by the consistency and pigmentation of the new formula; I’m disappointed it’s limited edition, and it would been even better if there were more unique shades released as well. I am also a huge fan of them being easy to pop out!

01.

01. Scarlet Tarte

Tarte

LELimited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A

Tarte Scarlet Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep plum with warm, reddish undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It was one of the less...

Tarte Scarlet Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep plum with warm, reddish undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It was one of the less...

02.

02. Sinful Tarte

Tarte

LELimited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A

Tarte Sinful Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, taupe-brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff with a...

Tarte Sinful Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, taupe-brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff with a...

03.

03. Poker Face Tarte

Tarte

LELimited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A

Tarte Poker Face Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark lavender mauve with subtle, warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. ...

Tarte Poker Face Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark lavender mauve with subtle, warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. ...

04.

04. Dame Tarte

Tarte

LELimited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A

Tarte Dame Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a...

Tarte Dame Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a...

05.

05. Whiskey Tarte

Tarte

LELimited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A

Tarte Whiskey Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had opaque color...

Tarte Whiskey Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had opaque color...

06.

06. Scandal Tarte

Tarte

LELimited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A

Tarte Scandal Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark copper with warm, red-brown undertones and a pearly sheen. It was...

Tarte Scandal Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark copper with warm, red-brown undertones and a pearly sheen. It was...

07.

07. Speakeasy Tarte

Tarte

LELimited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A

Tarte Speakeasy Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic, while...

Tarte Speakeasy Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic, while...

08.

08. Jaded Tarte

Tarte

PPermanent. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A

Tarte Jaded Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, olive green with strong, warm undertones and a golden sheen. It was richly...

Tarte Jaded Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, olive green with strong, warm undertones and a golden sheen. It was richly...

09.

09. Shake Down Tarte

Tarte

LELimited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A

Tarte Shake Down Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, dirty golden bronze with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It was...

Tarte Shake Down Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, dirty golden bronze with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It was...

10.

10. Grind Tarte

Tarte

LELimited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A-

Tarte Grind Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark pewter with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was soft,...

Tarte Grind Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark pewter with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was soft,...

11.

11. Revel Tarte

Tarte

PPermanent. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A-

Tarte Revel Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color...

Tarte Revel Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color...

12.

12. Dark Seas Tarte

Tarte

PPermanent. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A-

Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, navy blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with...

Tarte Dark Seas Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, navy blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with...

13.

13. Pin-up Tarte

Tarte

LELimited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A-

Tarte Pin-up Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is an iridescent, white gold with warm undertones and a pinky-peach sheen. It turned rather...

Tarte Pin-up Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is an iridescent, white gold with warm undertones and a pinky-peach sheen. It turned rather...

14.

14. Clueless Tarte

Tarte

PPermanent. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A-

Tarte Clueless Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It was...

Tarte Clueless Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It was...

15.

15. Vintage Tarte

Tarte

PPermanent. $14.00/0.07 oz.

A-

Tarte Vintage Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a molten, golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was incredibly...

Tarte Vintage Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a molten, golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was incredibly...

16.

16. Amethyst Tarte

Tarte

PPermanent. $14.00/0.07 oz.

B+

Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a frosted finish. It had great color...

Tarte Amethyst Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a frosted finish. It had great color...

17.

17. Flask Tarte

Tarte

PPermanent. $14.00/0.07 oz.

B+

Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright silver with a metallic finish. There seemed to be slight bits of sparkle to the finish...

Tarte Flask Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright silver with a metallic finish. There seemed to be slight bits of sparkle to the finish...

18.

18. Grommet Tarte

Tarte

PPermanent. $14.00/0.07 oz.

B+

Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and flecks of silver sparkle over a satin...

Tarte Grommet Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and flecks of silver sparkle over a satin...

19.

19. Hussy Tarte

Tarte

LELimited Edition. $14.00/0.07 oz.

B+

Tarte Hussy Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, light-medium yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture was...

Tarte Hussy Metallics Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, light-medium yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture was...

20.

20. Pop Rock Tarte

Tarte

PPermanent. $14.00/0.07 oz.

B+

Tarte Pop Rock Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, pink-leaning coral with a strong, golden sheen. It had good pigmentation,...

Tarte Pop Rock Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, pink-leaning coral with a strong, golden sheen. It had good pigmentation,...

21.

21. Downtown Tarte

Tarte

PPermanent. $14.00/0.07 oz.

B

Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is muted, dark brown base with lighter silvery teal flecks of sparkle and shimmer. The texture...

Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is muted, dark brown base with lighter silvery teal flecks of sparkle and shimmer. The texture...

22.

22. Genie Tarte

Tarte

PPermanent. $14.00/0.07 oz.

B-

Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, grayish teal with cool undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. The texture was...

Tarte Genie Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, grayish teal with cool undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. The texture was...

Glossover Breakdown

92%

Average Score
A
15
B
7
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9
pigmentation
10
texture
9
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
92%
product
9
pigmentation
10
texture
9
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
92%

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The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (3), Buildable (1)

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I LOVE these, but I’m afraid to buy too many because of cost, and if Tarte issues them later in a discounted palette, I’m going to be kicking myself. But if I don’t get some, and never see them again, I’ll be regretting it too (sigh). Ok, I’m checking my stash for dupes, but I know I don’t have anything like Hussy, so that’s on the buy list for sure.

Apparently, resistance is futile! I kept trying to talk myself out of it, but I went thru my stash, and I didn’t have as many dupes as I thought 🙂 and a couple of them were in larger or LE palettes that I don’t want to lug around in my purse, so…….I ended up ordering 5 of these from Ulta (Scarlet, Speakeasy, Whiskey, Shakedown, Hussy), but…. I got them heavily discounted. I had 20% off with Platinum Sale discount, plus 5% cash back, and redeemed $9 in reward dollars, and my big order earned another $8 in reward dollars, so….. I got these for about $7 each! See how I talk myself into trouble???

If ONLY these were permanent!!! As they are not, I know I’ll have to at minimum, get Pin-Up. Considering how long I’ve been searching for an iridescent white-gold eyeshadow with no pink in it.

They’re on Tarte and Ulta already, and they aren’t sold out. It is linked in the post above – the very first piece of text “Tarte Metallics Shadows” 🙂

I’m really surprised not to see Viseart shadows as dupes. I’m comparing the shimmers in the two Theory Pallettes, Cashmere and Minx, as well as Sultry Muse… Looks like some pretty close ones. Christine I’m curious to know if these shadows are distinct enough to warrant purchasing outside of the previous mentioned Viseart palettes? I love love love the look of these new tarte metallics and the glowing rating/reviews they’ve received.. I have 6 or 7 in my ULTA cart right now… Not sure if I should pull the trigger or not though considering the tonal comparisons and plethora of shimmers I have with my viseart collection (also Bridal Satin and Paris Nudes). I certainly have not previously been a modest makeup consumer, but considering the collection I’ve come to acquire I am trying to be more practical in my purchasing!

Oh snap…now I need these LOL I love love love most of the items by Tarte that I’ve tried! These are all so beautiful and it’s great that I may not need primer AND I could put them into a palette…yay!

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